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Programmes & Courses at Bergplaas

Spirit of The Wild

Spirit of the Wild offers a transformative one-week experience at Bergplaas Nature Reserve, endorsed by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). Participants gain a deeper understanding of nature, improved communication and leadership skills, and a renewed sense of purpose. This journey fosters self-confidence, enabling participants to reconnect with the environment and contribute positively to collective well-being.

ClearWater Wilderness Trails


The ClearWater Wilderness Trail offers a transformative 4-month program (1 week on Bergplaas) for personal and professional growth through immersive nature experiences. Participants disconnect from distractions to deeply reflect and gain enhanced awareness and clarity. Guided walks, coaching sessions, silence, and solo time facilitate this journey, fostering alignment with nature for inner leadership and actionable choices.

Nature Conservation Student Experiential Training


Nelson Mandela University (NMU), the largest in the Eastern Cape, aids financially challenged students through partnerships with Bergplaas and the School of Natural Resource Management at NMU George Campus. Established in 2011 and formalized in a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), this collaboration offers one-year internships for third-year Nature Conservation students, providing vital real-world experience.

Accommodation at Bergplaas

The accommodation offered consists of a 6-bedroom self-catering guest house that can accommodate up to 12 guests and is only rented out to one group at a time. In addition, there is a cosy 1-bedroom self-catering cottage, which can accommodate up to 3 guests. The Guesthouse and the cottage have their own kitchen facilities, dining and living areas.